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Angry Birds join forces with Star Wars, launching Nov 8 on major platforms



Rovio continues to surprise us with every latest addition of its Angry Birds franchise. This time round the Finnish gaming studio has joined forces with Lucas Films Ltd. for a worldwide release of Angry Birds Star Wars on November 8. The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8.

The game will blend the classic Angry Birds stories with the characters, themes and settings of the Star Wars saga, ranging from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Death Star. Angry Birds players will also see familiar scenes from the Star Wars movies but the feel will still be true to the Angry Birds brand. Looks like the game idea stemmed from Angry Birds Space, which Rovio developed in collaboration with NASA.

Speaking of the new title in the franchise, Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka said, "This is the best Angry Birds game we've ever done. It's the best part of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away. As a big 'Star Wars' fan myself, I'm really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one."

Rovio also published a 21 second teaser trailer that begins with the iconic Star Wars lines, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." followed by what seems like the Black bird donning a Jedi avatar and a lightsaber that is shaped like a slingshot.

Colum Slevin, Vice President, Head of Studio Operations for Lucasfilm Ltd. says, "People seem to instinctively know what to do when handed a lightsaber or a bird in a slingshot, so this is a natural combination."

Rovio recently launched Bad Piggies which became highly popular within just three hours of its launch. Will Rovio ride on the success of Angry birds Star Wars too? Well, Rovio, for now all we can say is, " May the force be with you!"

Check out the teaser trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars.

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Tags: Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Star Wars, Lucas Films Ltd., Rovio



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